Music festivals are cool but sometimes you want to enjoy hanging out with friends and being able to hear the conversation without the loud music. Toronto is full of music festivals but here’s a few festivals that let art and food be the center stage instead.
Inside Out LGBT Film Festival | May 25-June 4 (Link)
Inside Out Festival is like the younger sibling to the Toronto International Film Festival. It hosts hundreds of thousands of visitors and takes place over the course of 11 days. Experience 35,000 screenings, panel discussions, art installations, parties and artist talks. This is most definitely where you want to be if you’re into art and theatrical culture.
Luminato Festival | June 14 -25 (Link)
Luminato Festival is full of luminous creative energy and the city of Toronto hosting people from all over the world to gather in the name of arts and culture. Luminato takes public spaces and utilizing them as a springboard for artists to play, create and share such art with the world.
Taste of Toronto | June 15-18 (Link)
People from all over Toronto are set to gather at Garrison Common at Fort York in celebration of all things Toronto food. This year enjoy food from chefs like David Lee (Nota Bene), Elia Herrear (Los Colibris), Anthony Rose (Fat Pasha) and many more Canadian chefs. Festival goers don’t come here to just eat food, they experience it.
Mississauga Waterfront Festival | June 16-18 (Link)
This annual free family waterfront festival does have music but it always has so much more. One year they had a skating rink. Enjoy the great outdoors, great music and food and what else could family fun need?
The Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival | July 5-16 (Link)
Experience more than 155 independent shows in every genre in film. Experience new works of art and experimental hits. Besides film also check out cool dance shows. The Toronto Fringe is no stranger to art as they’ve been around since 1989. The thing besides being one of the coolest art festivals in Toronto Fringe is known for being family friendly and affordable.
Summerlicious TO | July 7-23 (Link)
Summerlicious Toronto is the festival for all things food. Enjoy special menus from over 200 different restaurants. Keep checking the Summerlicious website for the official list of all things Summerlicious.
What’s your favorite Toronto festival? Are you ready for all things festival season this summer?